Happy news! It’s official! We have just released a 6+ minute trailer for the John Hartford documentary! You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhMBwbWV9UQ
We are releasing this trailer in advance of our upcoming fund-raiser on Kickstarter in an attempt to fund the final stages of editing and finishing. Stay tuned for more details about that in the next month, as we are preparing some nice premiums for donors at the various levels.
I’m pleased to say we were able to get the remaining critical interviewing done thanks to the wonderful grant we received from the Foundation for Bluegrass Music in 2010, and we are most grateful to the Foundation for deeming the documentary important and worthy of their support.
Sheila and I had a great time attending the John Hartford Memorial Festival in Bean Blossom, IN earlier this month. The line-up was top-notch, and I have to say it was one of the best festivals we’ve been to in a long time. We took advantage of the opportunity to tape an interview with Tut Taylor, dobro player of the original Aereoplain band, and one of the greats, who performed several times and gave a workshop during the festival. He gave us a wonderful interview, and we look forward to including his comments in the film!
We premiered the new trailer for the film at the Fest and had some great feedback and responses from attendees. A few tweaks later, now it’s fit for consumption, so feel free to forward the link above liberally and let all your friends who love John Hartford know about it.
As for the future of the Festival, it’s important to note: there is a movement underway to try and ensure that it can happen again next year, but they will need lots of help helping spread the word, promoting it and funding it. There is already a fund-raiser event being planned at a venue in Missouri in mid-July this summer. For more on that, go to http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=201092943270172 or stay tuned, we will post more details here as they develop.